Black-eyed peas & cabbage.
Some say the black-eyed pea's lucky streak dates back to the pharaohs. Others say it started in Vicksburg, Virginia, during the Civil War when the town ran out of food while under siege and the inhabitants were lucky enough to discover cow
peas (a.k.a., black-eyed peas). Meanwhile, cabbage leaves (a symbol of prosperity) are thought to bring prosperity to those who eat them on New Year's
The cornbread and jalapenos in the black eyed peas are a southern thing I suppose.
The sausage, we just like and the champagne is because we fell asleep too early last night to open it.
At $5.99 a bottle I suppose we didn't miss much..ha.
All I know is that I am way to superstitious to not eat the right food on the first day of the New Year..you know?